By: Jessica McLean
After another bittersweet celebration, the Class of 2014 Senior Sendoff was a complete success hosted at the Big Rapids Blue Cow on Thursday, April 24 . The night was overflowing with laughter, cheers, tears, and amazing food.
The night began with a delicious dinner, followed by Betsy Garbe, the Vice President of Internal Relations, leading the group in guessing the seniors from their baby pictures. Once called, each senior was presented with a fabulous glass frosted with “Ferris PRSSA.”
“You can tell that the Senior Sendoff team put a lot of work into it and it was a blast but so sad to see the seniors leave. I am so proud and excited to see where they end up!” said PRSSA junior, Calsie Penzien.
Dr. Bishop honored Seniors A.J. Petix, Chris Hull, Kody Norwood, Kellyn Vos, Georgia Thelen, Amy Bardell, Amy Hughes, Olivia Adams, and Jessica McLean with beautiful certificates and heartwarming speeches. In honor of Dr. Bishop’s incredible help and support, the seniors presented a spoof-media-kit full of memories and thank you letters. These unbelievable individuals will begin their life as graduates in just a few weeks.
“I had an amazing time at Senior Sendoff. It was great to have our PR family together to celebrate another successful school year and help send us seniors off. It’s a memory I will always cherish!” said senior, Amy Hughes.
The celebration also honored the Student of the Year which was awarded to Betsy Garbe, a member of the PRSSA e-board that has worked tirelessly since joining the PR program to be an incredible student, peer, and professional. Sandy Gholston was also honored as the new faculty adviser for Ferris PRSSA.
Senior Sendoff is one of the many events in the PR program where #PRpeeps get the chance to come together and celebrate being a strong, loving, family. Good luck to the Class of 2014! We will miss you.